Topic: The New York Jets officially have Adam Gase in place.

The team announced the hiring of the former Miami Dolphins coach as their head coach Friday after coming to an agreement on Wednesday night.Gase will be formally introduced as the Jets’ coach at a news conference Monday at the team’s facility in Florham Park … ord-jersey , New Jersey. The 40-year-old Gase was 23-26 in three years with Miami, including a playoff game in the 2016 season, before being fired last week.“At the onset of the interview process, I wanted to hire a head coach who was the right person and the right fit for our organization,” Jets chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson said in a statement on the team’s website. “We talked to a number of excellent candidates and it became clear to me that Adam was the person who will help us establish a winning program and a winning culture.”Gase’s hiring ended a wide-open search for New York, which fired Todd Bowles after the season finale and then met with seven other coaches about their vacancy Devin Singletary Jersey , including Mike McCarthy, Kris Richard, Jim Caldwell, Eric Bieniemy, Todd Monken, Matt Rhule and Kliff Kingsbury Kyler Murray Jersey , who took the Arizona Cardinals job.Gase is the Jets’ first hire with previous full-time NFL head coaching experience since Bill Parcells’ three-year tenure from 1997-99. He’s also the first offense-focused coach since Rich Kotite in 1996. Gase will be tasked with furthering the development of quarterback Sam Darnold and helping New York snap an eight-year postseason drought.“Adam is a young, creative mind, but he also has 22 years of coaching experience,” Johnson said. “He is an innovator whose path saw him succeed at both the college and the NFL levels. He has helped a number of different quarterbacks, at various stages of their careers, reach new heights. We think Sam will continue to develop under his tutelage … nox-jersey , but we made the decision because of Adam’s vision for the entire football team.”Gase began his coaching career as an assistant at LSU, before taking positions in the NFL with Detroit, San Francisco and Denver — where he was promoted to offensive coordinator and drew rave reviews from Peyton Manning. The former quarterback called Johnson on Wednesday to give Gase a glowing endorsement.Darnold also spoke with Gase during the interview process.“I’m just really, really pumped to have this attitude and buzz around this team,” Darnold said in a story posted on the team’s website. “And I think our fans can really look forward to scoring a lot of points and having a lot of, I guess … nce-jersey , fireworks every single Sunday.” Jameis Winston started a pivotal season in his career in the best possible fashion.Winston got the start for the Buccaneers against the Steelers on Friday night and he moved the team down the field for a 12-play, 81-yard touchdown drive. The score came on a nine-yard toss to wide receiver Chris Godwin, who head coach Bruce Arians has been talking up this offseason.Winston was 5-of-6 for 40 yards and also picked up 10 yards on a run that helped Tampa roll down the field to start the game. There’s a long way to go before drawing any conclusions about how the Arians-Winston partnership will turn out, but it was a good start all the same.Another plus for the Bucs came on the ground as Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones combined to run five times for 31 yards. Blaine Gabbert is now in the game for Tampa, but Jones has remained in the game and figures to continue getting work as he tries to bounce back from a disappointing rookie season.